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CNN
Dec 22, 2012 1:30pm PST
. "sanjay gupta, md" starts right now. >> hello and thanks for being with us. as you may know, i spent the past week immersed in what might be the most upsetting story i think i've ever reported. i want to start by saying, the kind of horrible violence we saw in newtown, connecticut, it isn't new. in fact, the worst school attack ever took place more than 80 years ago in bath, michigan. there was a consolidated school, the pride and joy of that community. it also meant increased property taxes and a farmer became angry about that. so for weeks he put dynamite under the local school and then eventually blew it up. 38 children died. and then he killed himself with another load of dynamite. we'll never truly know for sure why he did all that or what made the young man in newtown unload a rifle into a classroom full of first graders. but i've looked at other school shootings and they just might provide some clues. first thing you notice is when you look around newtown, everyone has that questioning look. why? what did we miss? if anything? no answers yet. just hindsight. so try and make so
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 4:30am PST
psychiatry and the author of this book "almost a psychopath." thanks for joining us. i'm sure you've been thinking about this a lot. a lot of questions you studied rampage killers and you agree that there isn't just one type that she's shooters fall into, but i guess the question is, are they by definition mentally ill just given the crime they just committed? >> thanks for having me on, sanjay. it's as complicated a picture as you lay out here. and as you point out that there are these different categories of people who engage in these acts of violence. most of whom do not have a serious mental illness and the mast majority of crimes are not committed by people with mental illness. however, a small group of people who are predisposed who have complicating factors of substance abuse and other additional risk factors. >> just by saying that they don't have mental illness, does that mean they weren't diagnosed or they weren't treated? how do you, i mean, do we know for sure they didn't have it? >> well, we don't know for sure, but in general when we look at many of these cases, especially f
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